Cayuse 424 is an easy-to-use web application created specifically to simplify the creation, review, approval, and electronic submission of federal grant proposals. It helps to accelerate proposal development, reduce pre-award overhead and improve the quality and accuracy of sponsored funding proposals.

OSP uses Cayuse SP to manage all Sponsored Project Life Cycle. It is a flexible Web application designed to reduce complexity, improve collaboration and provide transparency from proposal creation to award close-out. It is the central repository that allows management and visibility in each phase of the life cycle.

Where funding connected with researcher expertise turns into success. Pinpoint global funding and collaborative opportunities simultaneously.
Log on at


Note to RAN about scheduling in Report Caster.

The system queues up jobs scheduled in the night (after 7:00 pm) on all 7 days and releases them in the morning at 7:00 am however it does not stop the user from scheduling on the weekends during the day.

Again, we do not support or recommend running report caster jobs over the weekend as IT scheduled upgrades and maintenance are done on the weekends.



Important Update! New OMB Uniform Guidance

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has combined many federal circulars into a single guidance document (known as Uniform Guidance, or 2 CFR 200) that can be used by all agencies. These new regulations will become effective December 26, 2014.

<<Click here for Guidelines>>

About Us


Welcome to the Office of Sponsored Projects (formerly Pre-Award Services). We support the research mission of the University of New Mexico's Main Campus and Branch Campuses by partnering with the research and academic community in submitting, negotiating, and obtaining awards. Our goal is to provide UNM's research-active faculty and staff with timely, high quality customer support services and to ensure compliance with applicable Federal and State regulations, OMB Circulars, private sponsors' requirements, and University policies and procedures. 


December 2015 Proposal Submission Timelines

December 4th 2015:

Last Day to Submit Proposals that are due January 4th

December 22nd 2015:

Last Day to Submit Proposals that are due between January 5th -8th

December 23rd 2015 to January 4th 2016:

Office of Sponsored Projects Closed for the holidays

Research Administrator's Day

IMPORTANT! Updated Proposal Submission Guideline

There is an updated version of the proposal submission guideline. Below is a memo from the Vice President for Research and the updated version of the guideline.